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In the Dialogue of Islam in America, African-American Muslims Rarely Heard

October 25, 2003

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/news/7103330.htm

On October 25, 2003 San Jose Mercury News reported that "perhaps no group of Americans can speak about Islam and the United States with the same intimacy or authority as African-American Muslims. But their voice -- and story -- frequently is missing in the national conversation about Islam after Sept. 11, 2001. In some ways, it is a question about what is Islam, and what is...

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Former Leader Izetbegovic Supported Religious Pluralism

October 24, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.24/news14.obit.html

On October 24, 2003 Forward ran a feature article on the life of Alija Izetbegovic, former leader of the Muslim-led Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who died Oct. 19 at age 78. The article focused on his promotion of religious pluralism in the turbulent region: "Izetbegovic was the leader of the Democratic Action Party, which advocated a moderate, pluralistic form of political Islam...

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Update: In Chaplain Yee's Case, Confrontations Over Treatment of Prisoners Led to Probe

October 24, 2003

Source: Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/10-24-2003/news/story/130175p-116310c.html

On October 24, 2003 Daily News reported that "the Muslim Army chaplain arrested as he left the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has hired one of the top military lawyers in the country - who says the West Point graduate is being held incommunicado in maximum security. Despite being slapped with minor charges for disobeying orders, Capt. Yousef Yee is not allowed to read...

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Ramadan in America, 2003

October 24, 2003

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0310240240oct24,1,4698929.story

On October 24, 2003 The Chicago Tribune reported that "this year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan wades even further into the ocean of popular culture with the appearance of greeting cards produced by industry giant Hallmark Cards, which joins the ever-growing Internet Ramadan products industry... 'Ramadan, in particular, has...

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Update: In Chaplain Yee's Case, Confrontations Over Treatment of Prisoners Led to Probe

October 24, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9560-2003Oct23.html

On October 24, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "military authorities launched an investigation of Army Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay prison, after a series of confrontations between him and officials over the treatment of al Qaeda and Taliban detainees there, according to military officials and other informed sources. Yee, who...

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Growing Number of Latinos Are Converting to Islam

October 24, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/102503dnrelhispanicmuslims.66

On October 24, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "a growing number of Hispanics are leaving Catholicism for Islam, for Protestant churches, for other faith traditions – or are dropping out of any religious practice. Exact numbers are impossible to come by, but some national Latino Muslim associations claim 'reverts,' their term for...

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A Dialogue of Differences: Illinois Muslim Students Sponsor Interfaith Discussion

October 23, 2003

Source: Daily Illini

http://www.dailyillini.com/oct03/oct23/news/stories/news_story02.shtml

On October 23, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "as a part of Islamic Awareness week, the Muslim Student Association sponsored an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians Wednesday evening at the Chemistry Annex on campus. The purpose of the dialogue called 'Building Bridges,' was to bring different faiths together, said Omar Galahari, executive...

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CA Islamic School Holds Sept. 11 Memorial

October 23, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6747668.htm

On October 23, 2003 The Mercury News reported that "in Fremont, students at the Peace Terrace Academy, a private Islamic school, gathered outside for a minute of silence. Two years ago, many students stayed home because their parents feared a backlash against the region's mosques. Today, many spoke of how they view Sept. 11 as both Americans and Muslims, patriots and believers of a...

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At Chicago Hearings, Immigrants Speak of the Terrors of Racial Profiling

October 23, 2003

Source: ColorLines Race Wire

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=fadc767ca85b7aa34e36f1ca401b00fc

On October 23, 2003 ColorLines Race Wire discussed the Chicago hearings of Oct.18th and 20th, during which a cross-section of more than 200 of the city's immigrant and African American community members gathered to witness testimonies from local residents who had experienced racial profiling and government...

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Alamoudi Formally Charged with 18-Count Indictment

October 23, 2003

Source: Associated Press

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20031023_1970.html

On October 23, 2003 Associated Press reported that "a prominent U.S. Muslim activist was charged Thursday in an 18-count indictment with devising an illegal scheme to obtain money from Libya and with attempting to conceal his financial dealings from the government. The charges, brought by a grand jury in Alexandria, Va., carry a maximum sentence of 105 years in prison for Abdurahman M. Alamoudi,...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 22, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-general22oct22,1,3890983.story?coll=la-news-religion

On October 22, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday that the Pentagon would conduct an internal investigation of a senior military intelligence official who has publicly described the war on terrorism as a battle between 'a Christian nation'...

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